How to Destroy Marijuana Waste

Destroy Marijuana Waste: Wood Chipper Shredders or Dual-Shafted Shredders?

The biggest question coming to the mind of many growers is how to efficiently and cost-effectively comply with marijuana waste disposal requirements. A Monster Industrial dual shafted marijuana waste shredder is the answer!

The newly created state marijuana waste regulations require the marijuana plant waste, including stems and organic waste from growing and cannabis processing operations, to be rendered unusable by grinding and incorporating it with other ground materials. The resulting mixture must be composed of at least 51 percent non-marijuana waste by volume. Failure to meet these waste disposal requirements can lead to monetary fines of up to $15,000 and potentially the loss of license to grow. To circumvent the mixing process, marijuana plant waste can be combined with other ground materials, such as soil, plastic pots, netting, food waste and cardboard, at the same time to achieve 51 percent non-marijuana waste by volume.

Traditionally, wood chippers or chipper shredders have been used in marijuana waste disposal. The chippers are often noisy, gas-powered and high maintenance, making the disposal process not only loud but tiresome. Furthermore, they do not handle damp or wet waste efficiently, often breaking down.  Alternative grinding methods are proving to be successful in the market, specifically grinders and shredders typically used in wastewater and processing operations, such as the Monster Industrial line of grinders from JWC Environmental. The quiet, Monster Industrial electric high torque shredder has helped marijuana processors meet state regulation requirements with less hassle and noise than a gas-powered chipper shredder.  Whether the marijuana waste is wet or dry, Monster Industrial grinders can get the job down quietly and efficiently!

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